I come from a background of military service where open discussion of mental performance and emotions was difficult for me. I currently work in a stressful field and realized my performance was being degraded not due to my professional knowledge or physical abilities, but my stress levels and mental function overall. I sought assistance from Elizabeth not fully sure of what I needed. Over a number of sessions, I discovered my problem was an issue of perspective and poor mental habits instead of some abstract “defect” and also that these habits were much older than I originally thought. We were also able to work out a number of tangible solutions I could implement in everyday life and it has helped immensely. What I like most about Elizabeth is that she strikes an excellent balance of guiding the discussion and letting me arrive at insights on my own as well as offering feedback and resources. I have found her method to be very effective particularly since I like to figure things out for myself. I would strongly recommend her for anyone struggling with performance issues particularly when they stem from stress, anxiety, or confidence sources. I feel like I am much more effective in my job and as a person overall for having worked with Elizabeth.
The Primal Teen – Barbara Strauch
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michael A. Singer
The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene
The Narcissism Epidemic – Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel Simons
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop – David Adam
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads – Rosalind Wiseman
Odd Girl Out – Rachel Simmons
I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You! – Michelle Silver and Roni Cohen-Sandler
Raising Cain – Dan Kindlon
Kiersten has been instrumental in helping me through the toughest time of my life. I sought her help when I could feel myself slipping to a dark place that I couldn’t fight on my own any longer. I am in my 2nd marriage with 3 children and a past that includes childhood sexual assault & domestically violent adult relationships that haunt me. Through my weekly sessions she has helped me learn to understand and cope with my PTSD, Anxiety, & Depression. I feel like she has a gift of listening and helping others in need. I like the perspective she helps me see and understand myself so I can become not only a survivor but warrior. While with Kiersten I felt a positive energy, sincere caring, thoughtfulness and safety. I am very thankful for her services.
Since participating in a support group led by Kiersten, I have learned so much about myself and how I don’t need to be manipulated by my husband and family. Kiersten has shown me qualities I didn’t know I had. I’m in my fifties and felt it’s all too late. Thank you, Kiersten, for giving me hope for a brighter future with my head held high.
I first met Kiersten on one of the scariest days of my life. I had finally decided to leave an abusive relationship of almost 10 years. I had no idea what was going to happen but I knew my life was about to change drastically. I was extremely uncertain whether or not I was making the right decision but Kiersten’s patience and genuine concern helped me make that hard decision. Through our time together I was able to build a strong and trusting therapeutic bond with her. This is something that I would not have been previously able to do before her help. It has been over a year since our first appointment and I can honestly say that my life has made so many positive changes since then. This would not have been possible without Kiersten’s active listening, non-judgmental and empowering attitude, which allowed me to feel comfortable sharing my difficult story with her. I owe much of my new found safety, peace, and independence to Kiersten and her relentless dedication to my growth and safety. Our work together is something that I will always carry with me and be forever grateful for!
Last year, I sought out counseling and was scheduled to meet with Kiersten. Upon my very first session with Kiersten I immediately felt at ease and comfortable. Kiersten is very gentle, soft spoken person. She listened attentively, always focused on me and gave me great feedback. Because of her obvious passion for her work, I kept going back once a week for roughly 6 months to meet with Kiersten. I always looked forward to our sessions because afterward, I felt empowered and more confident. Being a victim of domestic abuse can take years to recover from and even then, I don’t think you ever get completely over it. However, with the help of compassionate people like Kiersten, victims like me can move forward and lead a happy, healthy life knowing we deserve better.